(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Chief Commander of Iran's Army Major General Ataollah Salehi has warned that "any strategic mistake by the enemy" against the Islamic Republic will be met with a "decisive, severe and destructive" response.
“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army … has full readiness … to decisively counter any adventurism against the Islamic Republic by the ill-wishers,” Salehi said in a message on Sunday ahead of the National Army Day.
The army, he said, “continues its glorious path of boosting its defensive power and deterrence” based on the experiences of the Iraqi war against Iran in the 1980s and the teachings of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who is the commander-in-chief of the Iranian armed forces.
Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.
The Islamic Republic says its military power poses no threat to other countries and is merely based on the doctrine of deterrence.